BBI knows from research and experience that most people with disabilities want to have a meaningful job at a living wage. The world over, work is a fundamental aspect of life. Working provides the means to meet individual and family material needs but having a job can mean more than a regular paycheck for people with disabilities. With a job, one also can get the work and social associations that are just one of the ties that integrate people into their communities.

Work can improve self-esteem, a sense of personal meaning and purpose, provide intellectual and physical challenges and often contribute to a sense of hope for opportunity in peoples’ lives. For people with disabilities whose lives can be regulated by their appointments, treatment regimens, therapies and other activities that can often be lacking.

Other Areas Of Economic Participation

BBI Experts

Peter Blanck
University Professor/Chairman

Michael Morris

Executive Director

Meera Adya
Director of Research